Blueberry Orchard, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand


New Zealand


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  • Description


    Welcome to NZ. Our names are Murray and Sue and we live about 15 minutes north of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, on a blueberry orchard. Murray works full time on the orchard, and Sue teaches English.

    We would love help in the orchard, now that the picking season is about to start shortly, with chores in the orchard and in the house. We ask our helpers for 4 hours' work for every night they stay, in exchange for accommodation and 3 meals a day. We are Christians who choose not to work on Sundays, so ask that you provide and cook your own meals that day. We take up to four people at a time. As we live out of town there is no public transport so we prefer you have your own transport, please. You are most welcome to stay a week or so. Free Wifi is also available. You will have your own separate accommodation, with a kitchen, lounge, bathroom and laundry.

    We offer friendly hospitality, have travelled overseas ourselves, love meeting people from other cultures and enjoy all sport. Our daughter lives here in Kerikeri with three of our 5 grandchildren, one son is in Auckland and our other three sons live abroad, so we enjoy catching up with them on Skype.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sharing in our lifestyle, way of life, food and language, meeting our extended family, learning about our local area, tourist spots and history, especially in the Bay of Islands which has significance in the Treaty of Waitangi.

  • Help


    General help on our blueberry orchard, with planting, weeding,and picking and packing fruit in season. Sometimes help is also needed in the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is separate accommodation with bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many beautiful places like the Waipoua Forest, Cape Reinga and beaches in the Bay of Islands and Northland, that we like to tell our helpers about.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 153889254492